This landscape has taken an embarrassing amount of time but at last it is done enough to photograph and set aside. I think it’s done but time will tell. The wild irises have been a grand sight this year up on the mountain. I’ve done studies of the blooms themselves over the years but have never before attempted a larger view such as this piece.

The painting is acrylic on canvas an measures 24″x30″. Sold.

Here is yet another Blue Willow piece. I usually spend the first few minutes working on these pieces wondering WHY am I doing this again??? Then I get into the quiet, meditative mode that comes when working on the intricate design and I know I will probably always love painting these dishes.

This one is watercolor on 140# Arches paper and measures 5.5″x5.5″ SOLD

I found these great bartletts when in Trader Joe’s the other day. During the summer it is hard to come by pears, even imported ones like these that look good enough to star in still lifes. So I was thrilled to find these. Here they are arranged on a shallow silver dish that reflects their rich colors like a mirror.

This piece is watercolor on 140# Arches paper and measures 6″x6″

This watercolor is the final piece of the three I have been working on for the juried Works on Paper show this summer at Segil Fine Arts in Monrovia. I hope they get in!

This one is watercolor on 140# Arches paper and is 9″x12″.

These apple blossoms were blooming about a month ago, just before a wild spring storm blew in. I brought then inside and enjoyed their springtime fragrance while the wind and snow carried on outside. This piece is a watercolor, 9″x12″. SOLD. This painting is now available as a print on Imagekind.

I’ve been working on this one for a few days now, and it seems to be done. These are some of the oranges I photographed over a month ago when they were fresh off the tree. This piece is a watercolor on 140# Arches paper, 10 1/2″x14″

These classic desert rose dishes never go out of style. They are as perfect for a rich cup of coffee now as they were back in the 40’s. This watercolor is 5 1/2″x 4″. SOLD

My neighbors brought some great oranges home with them after a recent trip south and I found myself with a bagful of some real beauties. Of course my first thought was STILL LIFE!!!! Yes they are delicious and sweet but those glossy leaves and the rich color begged to be painted first. I took reference photos and have two larger watercolors planned. This one is a study for one of them. The cloth is a lovely old embroidered linen table scarf which has featured in other still lifes. This piece is 6″x6″ and is watercolor on paper. SOLD

Yesterday I was looking around in the attic and found these great cups wrapped up in old musty newspaper. It has clearly been decades since they have seen the light of day but now they have a new lease on life as still life models.

This piece is 7″x5″ watercolor on paper. SOLD

I love bartlett pears. Not so much to eat but to paint they are the best. I love the shape, the soft shine, the speckles, and when sometimes they ripen with reds and yellows. But alas this is not the season for local pears so the southern hemisphere comes to the rescue with these Pretty Good Pears. Arranged on a simple plate over this colorful old cloth they work just fine. Thanks, Chile.

This piece is 8″x6″ watercolor on paper. Sold

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